When most people think of Brazil, they remember Rio’s Carnival, tropical jungles, the Amazon or such thriving metropolises as Sao Paulo. Well, leave your preconceptions about Brazil at home, because one of the country’s top tourist destinations, frequented by savvy insiders, is the...Read More
Famous for its gorgeous beaches (Ipanema and Copacabana), gorgeous models (Gisele Bundchen) and infectious music (samba and bossa nova), Rio de Janeiro is ideal if you are seeking more than just a typical beach vacation. Brazil’s cultural capital and most fashionable city, Rio is also a...Read More
Carnival Cruises describes its newest ship, the Splendor, the 22nd in the fleet, as a new class of vessel. That may be, but since the ship, with a capacity of 3,006 guests, is just slightly larger than the six ships of the Conquest class, it’s really more evolutionary than revolutionary....Read More
For most North Americans, Cartagena, Colombia, is little recognized. Despite being a UNESCO World Heritage site with a colonial walled city, historic 17th-century fortress and lively, 24-hour streets, Cartagena remains unfamiliar to many.
However, Cartagena’s “unknown”...Read More
As you land, your plane banking in through the clouds, you will catch your first glimpse of Salta City, a 4,000-foot-high, flat urban grid ringed by a patchwork of green and brown farmlands. Farther on, the high, desolate Andes of this far northwestern province loom at their widest point --...Read More